What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?
I have skills in community facilitation and education, youth engagement and development, advocacy and program management.
What has YES Institute done that you’re particularly proud of, that had you interested in working with YES Institute?
YES Institute has a team of passionate and motivated leaders who impact communities and organizations through their innovative and effective strategies. Their mission to prevent suicide and to ensure the healthy development of youth -that is what I connect with.
What learning experience thus far, has had the biggest impact on who you are today?
My experience with suicidal ideation and mental health challenges is my biggest motivating factor to keep pushing forward. As a child, I had to struggle alone in a world that didn't understand me and couldn't provide the support I needed. This life experience has motivated me to devote the last decade of my life working with young people to understand what they are experiencing, and most importantly know that they aren't alone and there is support available.